Category Archives: Energy

Grassroots pressure escalates to shut down Diablo Canyon nuke plant

The two reactors at Diablo Canyon are the last ones still operating in California. And the grassroots pressure to shut them down is escalating. Continue reading

How Ohio’s energy economy became a radioactive 19th century relic

Back in early 2010, Ohio stood at the cusp of a modern 21st century technological revolution. Continue reading

How Blair’s Egyptian gas gambit advances the Israeli energy empire

Last week, Egypt signed a landmark $12bn deal with British Petroleum (BP) to develop the country’s offshore natural gas resources. The West Nile Delta project aims to bring the gas onshore for domestic consumption within two years, with a view to help solve the country’s ongoing energy crisis. Continue reading

Landmark federal court decision: Will it speed Diablo nuke’s demise?

New revelations about earthquake dangers have shaken the future of California’s Diablo Canyon nukes. Continue reading

Will Ohioans be forced to pay the bill to keep the crumbling Davis-Besse nuke plant alive?

As the world’s nuke reactors begin to crumble and fall, the danger of a major disaster is escalating at the decrepit Davis-Besse plant near Toledo, Ohio. Continue reading

Ohio’s anti-green suicide

Swing state Ohio is plunging ever deeper into the fossil/nuke abyss. Continue reading

Activists permanently shut down Vermont Yankee nuke plant

The Vermont Yankee atomic reactor was permanently taken off-line Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Citizen activists have made it happen. The number of licensed U.S. commercial reactors is now under 100 where once it was to be 1,000. Continue reading

The fracking boom is a fracking bubble

Gas prices have plunged to the low $2 range—except in Pennsylvania. Continue reading

The New York Times pens an “epitaph” for nuke power

In support of the dying nuclear power industry, the New York Times Editorial Board has penned an inadvertent epitaph. Continue reading

Solartopia! Winning the green energy revolution

High above the Bowling Green town dump, a green energy revolution is being won. Continue reading

Obama’s nuke-powered drone strike on America’s energy future

So the “all the above” energy strategy now deems we dump another $6.5 billion in bogus loan guarantees down the atomic drain. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced finalization of hotly contested taxpayer handouts for the two Vogtle reactors being built in Georgia. Another $1.8 billion waits to be pulled out of your pocket and poured down the radioactive sinkhole. Continue reading

Israel’s high-pressure Leviathan gas 4 miles down and too costly to develop

Israel is having problems trying to profit from the Mediterranean gas field that it has been trying to steal from some of its neighbors. Drilling has been stopped since May 3, 2012, (SEE: Leviathan Oil Well Drilling Postponed) by Noble Energy’s “Homer Ferrington” rig, which had been working in the Leviathan gas field. Drilling stopped because of the unexpected high gas pressures encountered at the greatest depths. Continue reading

Canadian natives resist: ‘What the frack?’

Last week’s anti-fracking protest has put Canada’s First Nations at the forefront of Canada’s political life, injecting spirit back into our moribund political scene. Canadians watching the evening news were shocked by scenes of burning police cars, and riot squad of 100 police wielding tear gas and tasers on horseback. Continue reading

Jumping aboard fracking’s fossil fuel carousel

Two Pennsylvania legislators who have taken money from—and enthusiastically supported—the natural gas industry have teamed up to now praise coal. Continue reading

Standing in the sunshine, the answer is blowin’ in the wind

Tokelau, an independent territory of New Zealand, is a small three-island archipelago of about 1,400 residents about 300 miles north of American Samoa in the South Pacific. In October 2012, the Polynesian nation turned off the last of its diesel generators and became the first country to use solar power as its only energy source. Continue reading

Shut it all down: Report Calls for nationwide ban on fracking

Hydraulic fracturing gas drilling turning America's water into cancer-causing, radioactive waste

The explosion of hydraulic fracturing in the last several years, according to a new report, is creating a previously ‘unimaginable’ situation in which hundreds of billions of gallons of the nation’s fresh water supply are being annually transformed into unusable—sometimes radioactive—cancer-causing wastewater. Continue reading

Fukushima continues to spew its darkness

Radiation leaks, steam releases, disease and death continue to spew from Fukushima and a disaster which is far from over. Its most profound threat to the global ecology—a spent fuel fire—is still very much with us. Continue reading

‘Putting people over profits’: The fight against fracking

Pennsylvanians want to put a moratorium on fracking. Continue reading

Fracking America’s food supply

Fracking—the process the oil and gas industry uses to extract fossil fuel as much as two miles below the ground—may directly impact the nation’s water supply, reduce water-based recreational and sports activity, and lead to an increase in the cost of food. Continue reading

San Onofre is dead and so is nuclear power

From his California beach house at San Clemente, Richard Nixon once watched three reactors rise at nearby San Onofre. As of June 7, 2013, all three are permanently shut. Continue reading

Think fracking is bad? Wait Until You hear about the gas industry’s ‘acid jobs’

It is a scandal how little the public knows about the 'rock melting' extraction process

Think fracking is bad? You should know about ‘acid jobs,’ environmental groups are warning. Continue reading

San Onofre at the no nukes brink: It’s time to take action & WIN!!!

In January, it seemed the restart of San Onofre Unit 2 would be a corporate cakewalk. Continue reading

San Onofre at the no nukes brink

With its massive money and clout, Southern California Edison was ready to ram through a license e●ception for a reactor whose botched $770 million steam generator fix had kept it shut for a year. Continue reading

Los Angeles to San Onofre: ‘Not so fast!’

A unanimous Los Angeles City Council has demanded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conduct extended investigations before any restart at the San Onofre atomic power plant. Continue reading

San Onofre to Boxer, Markey & the public: ‘Drop dead’

The bitter battle over two stricken southern California reactors has taken a shocking seismic hit. Continue reading

The tower that toppled a terrible technology

There it stood, 500 feet of insult and injury. And then it crashed to the ground. Continue reading

Keystone XL Pipeline reeks of Koch

For the public, the entire Keystone XL (KXL) streamliner is washing down easier with a confidential Big Gulp of Koch. Continue reading

Our atomic dominoes are falling

Two more atomic dominoes have hit the deck. Continue reading

Keystone XL: DilBit through the heartland

Massive exploitation of Alberta Tar Sands (MEATS) . . . is it the biggest environmental crime in history? A new benchmark for sacrifice of public health to corporate profit? Continue reading

Showdown at San Onofre

Two stricken California reactors may soon redefine a global movement aimed at eradicating nuclear power. Continue reading

Nuke power’s collapse gets ever more dangerous

In the wake of this fall’s election, the disintegration of America’s decrepit atomic reactor fleet is fast approaching critical mass. Unless our No Nukes movement can get the worst of them shut soon, Barack Obama may be very lucky to get through his second term without a major reactor disaster. Continue reading

The rust-bucket reactors start to fall

The US fleet of 104 deteriorating atomic reactors is starting to fall. The much-hyped “nuclear renaissance” is now definitively headed in reverse. Continue reading